& DRY & DRY is a project involving Johannes Buff & Edorta Izarzugaza.
Johannes, is a french recording engineer based in Germany. He runs The Mint Sessions, a conceptual live recording series. He plays here new and old 45 rpm's, harmonium, guitar et percussions, with which he slowly builds aural landscapes somewhere between old fashioned analogue and digital contemporary sound art.
Edorta, basque sound artist living in Bermeo (EH), masters a unique technique; using amplifier's feedback & a few stompboxes, he can produce a stunning range of very dynamic sounds. He released albums on labels Antifrost (Grèce), Larraskito et Gatza (EH), and played with experimentalists such as Xabier Erkizia, Xedh, AS11, Oier I.A., TVpow or Loty Negarti in basque country and abroad. He is also involved in the activities of contemporary art center ARTELEKU in Donosti (San Sebastian).
On top of his amp play, he brings to & dry & dry his use of field recordings, played back or created live -maybe think of an old wooden craft filled with faded analog sounds and cracked textures sailing a dried grass field...
No conceptual goals are involved here, just a taste for slow building mouvements and palpable textures.
They are currently working on a full length album, and are open to booking inquiries.
For that concert in Larraskito Club, their instrumentation was as follow:
EDORTA: amplifier, contact microphone
JOHANNES: turntable, contact microphone.
Last 10 minutes of the show welcomed Animal Hospital for an improvisation. We are happy to have been sharing 2 evenings with him,
Kevin is an amazing artist.
Check him out!
drydry (at) knellsound.com